Crime is on the rise. Read the papers or watch the news any day of the week and you’ll read about ordinary people becoming victims to mindless acts. In fact, the criminal of today is no longer afraid to trespass on your property, vandalise your possessions, steal from you, or hurt you and your family. This may paint a very depressing picture, but it is the plain truth. There is little you can do to protect yourself outside your home, apart from getting yourself a personal bodyguard. But your home is your sanctuary and you have the right to feel safe and to take measures to protect yourself, your family, as well as your home from harm. A home CCTV system may be the answer you are looking for.
CCTVs (closed-circuit televisions) have been in use across the world for many decades now. It is hardly a new idea. You probably see them all the time when you visit the bank, cross the street, even when you walk into a mom ‘n’ pop store. But it is only in recent years that CCTVs have become a part of home security systems.
Multiple CCTV cameras can be set up in any areas of your home where you feel the need for surveillance. You can have one camera in each room at a location in which a maximum of the room is in the line of vision. If the room is too big, you can install two or more cameras to cover all angles. It’s a good idea to install more than one camera outside your house too. Apart from the added security, it enables you to keep an eye on your kids when they’re playing outdoors. The signals from these cameras will be transmitted to a fixed number of screens or monitors in your home or even offsite if you wish. Because of wireless technology, you can now access the data stream from these cameras even when you’re not at home.
Does a home CCTV system actually stop crimes from occurring?
While CCTV home security systems have not been used by the normal consumer long enough to come to a definitive conclusion, there is indeed evidence that having a CCTV system installed in your home will prevent crime most of the time. If a burglar notices the security cameras on your property, there is a high probability that he will think twice before breaking and entering. If he does so anyway, your cameras will record everything and this will help the authorities to identify the criminal, and eventually apprehend him and put him behind bars.
It might not come to that though. Most CCTVs are programmed to raise an alarm when the system detects an intruder. This in itself is scary enough to drive the perpetrator away.
So rather than live in fear, protect yourself with a home CCTV system today to watch over the welfare of your home and family, day and night.